Orchestral Excerpts

Brahms Requiem at Edman Chapel

Flute I Repertoire

Composer | Title | Particular Challenge

JS Bach | St. Matthew Passion | Lyricism, style, connect to voice
JS Bach | Orchestral Suite No. 2 | Polonaise/Badinerie style
Bartok | Concerto for Orchestra | Style, pacing
*Beethoven | Leonore No. 3 | Articulation, steady tempo, style
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3, IV | Rhythm, articulation, style
Beethoven | Symphony No. 4, II | Lyricism, phrasing, blend
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 | Lyricism, phrasing, blend
Bizet | Entracte from Carmen | Lyricism, phrasing, high Bflat
Bizet | Minuet from LArlessienne Suite 2 | Lyricism, phrasing moves between registers, tonal and dynamic control
Brahms | Symphony No. 1, IV | Huge Sound, mimic French horn
*Brahms | Symphony No. 4, IV | Phrasing, dynamic/tonal control, high f#
*Debussy | Afternoon of a Faun | Tone colors, pitch, breath control, style
Dvorak | Symphony No. 9 | Low register
Dvorak | Symphony No. 8, IV | Clarity of articulation, fluid technique
Gluck | Minuet and Dance of The Blessed Spirits | Rich sound, lyrical phrasing, pitch
Hindemith | Symphonic Meta, III | Ostinato, fluid technique, sensitivity to melody
Mahler | Das Lied, VI | Lyricism, haunting phrasing, connect to voice
Mahler | Symphony No. 9 | Lyricism, high register control
*Mendelssohn | Scherzo from Midsummer Nights Dream | Double tongue, breath control
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 4, IV | Triple Tongue
Prokofiev | Classical Symphony I,II,IV | High register technique and tone control, rhythm
Prokofiev | Peter and the Wolf | Technique, articulation
Ravel | Alborada del Gracioso | Double Tongue
Ravel | Bolero, opening | Tonal colors, maintaining steady tempo, rhythm
*Ravel | Daphnes | Solo impressionist style, Pitch, Tonal control across registers (especially high g#), Tutti Technique
Rimsky-Kor | Capriccio Espagnole, IV | Cadenza style, technique
Rimsky-Kor | Scheherazade | Lyricism, expansive phrasing, double tongue
Rimsky-Kor | Russian Easter Over. I Very fast double tongue
Rossini | William Tell | Lyricism, pitch, clarity in articulation, Maintaining steady tempo, rhythm
Saint-Saens | Voliere I Carnival of the Animals I Very fast double tongue
Schumann | Symphony No. 1, Spring | Fluid technique, light style
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5 | Rhythm, Pitch
Symphony No. 6 | Rhythm, pitch
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 15 | Technique, pitch, articulation, accidentals
Strauss, J | Perpetuum Mobile | Technique, rhythm
Strauss, R. | Salome | Dance of the 7 Veils I Seductive phrasing, tonal/dynamic control
Strauss, R. | Til Eulenspiegel | Clarity between registers, rhythm, articulation, technique
Stravinsky | Chant du Rossignol | Rhythm, technique, style
Stravinsky | Firebird | Rhythm, technique, style
Stravinsky | Petrouchka | Carefree style, rhythmic accuracy
Stravinsky | Song of the Nightingale | Style, rhythmic accuracy
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4, III,IV | Rhythmic accuracy, technique, dynamic range

Brahms Requiem at Symphony Center, Chicago

Piccolo Repertoire

Composer | Title | Particular Challenge
*Beethoven | Symphony No. 9 | Style, crisp articulation, being able to play After sitting through most of the symphony.
Prokofiev | Lt. Kije | High register control, articulation
Ravel | Mother Goose | Style, crisp articulation
Rimsky-Kor | Scheherazade | Double tongue
Rossini | La Gazza Ladra | Technique, clear articulation, dynamic control
*Rossini | Semiramide | Technique, clear articulation, dynamic control
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 6 | Technique, pitch, soft/high register control
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 15 | Technique, pitch, articulation, accidentals
Stravinsky | Firebird | Rhythm, technique
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4 | Technique, double tongue

Ensemble

Composer | Title | Particular Challenge
*Bartok | Concerto for Orchestra | Duet, rhythmic accuracy
Debussy | Afternoon of a Faun | Duet, Blend
Mendelssohn I Nocturne I Duet, Blend
Prokofiev | Classical Symphony | Duet, technique
Ravel | Daphnes and Chloe | Duet opening – Technique, blend
Ensemble end Technique, articulation, pitch
*Smetana | Moldau, Ma Vlast | Duet, Blend
Bartered Bride Picc/I Duet – Rhythm and style
Stravinsky | Firebird Fl/Picc Duet – Rhythm, technique
Tchaikovsky I Symphony 4 I Duet, Blend

Prominent Flute/Piccolo Parts (not usually on audition lists)

Composer | Title | Features the following
Bach | Brandeburg Concerto 4 | Prominent flute duet
Bach | Orchestral Suite No. 2 | Soloistic style
Beethoven | Symphony No. 7 | Lyricism, tone
Beethoven | Symphony No. 9, fl 1 | Lyricism, tone
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique | Lyricism, tone
Bizet | LArlessienne Ste No. 2 | Soloistic style
Bizet | Carmen Suite No. 1 | Soloistic style
Brahms | Serenade No. 2 | Lyricism, beautiful tone
Brahms | Haydn Variations | Lyricism, tone, rhythm
Brahms | Symphonies 2, 3 | Lyricism, tone, rhythm
Copland | Appalachian Spring | Lyricism, technique
Debussy | Nocturnes | Color, fluidity of tone and phrasing
Debussy | La Mer | Color, fluidity of tone and phrasing
Dvorak | Symphony 7 | Lyricism, tone, style
Faure | Pelleas et Melisande | Soloistic style
Franck | Symphony in d | Lyricism, tone
Gluck | Orfeo ed Eurydice | Soloistic style
Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Hindemith | Symphony for Winds | Technique, rhythm
Mahler | Symphony No. 1 | Lyricism
Mozart | Symphony No. 41 | Rhythm, style, energy
Mozart | Symphony No. 38 | Rhythm, style, energy
Mozart | Opera Overtures | Style, energy
Nielsen | Symphony No. 5 | Tone
Prokofiev | Symphony No. 5 | Tone
Ravel | Ma Mere lOye | Color, technique
Schubert | Symphony No. 8 | Lyricism, tone
R. Strauss | Death and Transfigrtn | High register control, rhythm technique
R. Strauss | Don Juan | Rhythm, technique
R. Strauss | Symphonia Domestica | Technique, tone
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5 | Style, rhythm
Stravinsky | Symphony of Psalms | Technique, rhythm
Stravinsky | Symphony of Wind Instr | Technique, rhythm
Stravinsky | Rite of Spring | Technique, rhythm
Stravinsky | Symphony in C | Technique, rhythm
Tchaikovsky | Symphonies 4 and 6 | Lyricism, tone
Telemann | Suite in a minor | Tone, style
Wagner | Siegfried Idyll | Lyricism, tone

Composers who showcase the flute section well in general:
Beethoven, R. Strauss, Brahms, Shostakovich, Debussy, Ravel

* = commonly assigned audition excerpts

Katie Christenson, Bethany Atwell, Maria Bell in orchestra